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Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family.
However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not.

In brief: Possibly

Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family.
However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not the same

Novacaine is not Cocaine and an allergy to one does not cross over to an allergy of the other.

In brief: Not the same

Novacaine is not Cocaine and an allergy to one does not cross over to an allergy of the other.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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